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POSITIVE STEPS

127 Cedar St.
Sudbury, ON

705.523.4988 ext. 4377

The Positive Steps Case Management Team supports individuals who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder. The team assists individuals to live, learn and work in the environment of their choice, and to attain a maximal level of independent functioning in the community.  The program incorporates a continuum of three inter-related services that consist of:

Medication Support Clinic: Nursing staff provide administration of long-acting anti-psychotic medications to individuals and promote recovery through a variety of nursing interventions.  Services include: monitoring medication compliance, assessing and monitoring symptoms of illness and medication side effects, assessing and health teaching regarding illness, and case management as needed to assist the individual in maintaining and enhancing wellness. Nurses also provide family/care-giver support and education.

Case Management Services: Our Intensive Case Management team provides community outreach visits into individuals’ homes, as well as group-based skills development through a variety of goal-oriented group activities.  Team members work with individuals to support their personal goals, manage symptoms, monitor risks, carry out prescribed treatment and promote wellness and recovery in the community.

Rehabilitation and Recovery Program: This service is designed to improve the daily functioning of individuals with psychiatric disabilities by providing a variety of individual and group interventions to develop life skills, promote healthy living and educate individuals and families. Particular attention is paid to vocational (employment) goals and helping individuals develop job skills for paid employment.

Community Treatment Order (CTO)

127 Cedar St.

Sudbury, ON

705.523.4988 ext 4377

This program’s main goal is to help ensure that people with serious mental illness get the care and treatment they need, according to directives and treatment orders they or their substitute decision maker have agreed to when well. A community treatment order allows individuals to receive “ordered” care in a community setting which is less restrictive than a hospital.

Assertive Community Treatment Teams
(ACTT 1 AND ACTT 2)

127 Cedar St, Sudbury

705.523.4988 ext 4282 (ACTT 1)

                          ext 4283 (ACTT 2)

Assertive Community Treatment Teams are community-based mental health care that is delivered directly in individuals’ homes on a daily basis. Both teams have interdisciplinary mental health professionals who provide person-centered, highly individualized treatment, support and rehabilitation to people:

-  suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar illness

- 18 years of age and over

-  who have had multiple hospitalizations and complex needs due to long-term and persistent symptoms.

Services are provided 7 days per week, 365 days per year. ACT teams also help individuals achieve their recovery goals with individual and group services that focus on improved symptom management, life skills, and promoting improved housing, employment, recreational and social opportunities.